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I started out in 2007 with the purchase of a 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS sedan, auto, and stock as ever! She was my first Subaru, and first AWD vehicle. She and I travelled long distances, commuted to work and school, she got me through high school and almost through college. I put 130k miles on the Impreza, bought it with 70k miles, and sold her with 200k miles for $3,800. She will be greatly missed by of course myself and some members here.


My first Subaru love

From there I purchased my current 2002 Subaru Legacy L wagon. I'm at the point in my life where I need more room. My girlfriend have a dog and I am running a mobile business called Equipped. Transporting parts in the Impreza was not easy one bit. A wagon or Forester was on my radar, but I am very happy with my Legacy so far.

I bought her with 144k miles for $3,400, completely stock with the head gaskets, timing belt, and water pump done. I was able to save a few parts off the Impreza. IE: 16x7" RS 5-spoke wheels, 02 WRX front seats, Scangauge2, Subaru all-weather mats, and my Yakima roof rack.

This is how I got her:






Mods List as of 9/23/14:
Exterior
28% black tint
GT Honeycomb grill (spring/summer)
Gutted L grill (fall/winter)
Pink STi stars badge
Gloss black dipped trunk badges
GT side skirts
Yakima crossbars attached to factory rails
Reese roof basket
Muteki extended lug nuts
Gluxlite white LED reverse bulbs
Philips white LED license plate bulbs
Philips CrystalVision low beam bulbs
Hella Optilux Extreme Yellow high beam bulbs
Hella Optilux Extreme Yellow fog light bulbs
GT fog lamps with Lamin-X fog light tint/protector
tinted tail lights
Outback headlamps with amber removed
Outback rear bumper (color matched)
iKea special front & rear mud flaps
Upper half dipped flat black
Pilot Motorsports fog lamps

Interior
02 WRX Front seats
03 Outback dark grey rear bench
Subaru OEM All-weather floor mats
Scangauge II (mounted under radio)
Gluxlite white LED Map, Dome, & Trunk lights
Sir Shift maple wood shift knob
Panoramic rear view mirror
Outback dark wood grain trim
Red hazard switch (replicating JDM S401)
Plaid headliner
Crown Royal shift boot
Nissan One-Touch Master Window Switch
v4 WRX MOMO steering wheel (coming soon)
Bed lined trunk floor

Suspension, Wheels, & Tires
STi front strut brace
WRX rear strut brace
17" Subaru LGT 5 spoke rims
205/45 Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires

Performance
Magnaflow muffler
Injen cold-air intake
Grimmspeed rad cooling plate
AC Delete

Audio/I.C.E.
Pioneer AVH-X2500BT radio
03 Outback door tweeters
Pioneer 6.5" Speakers (front doors)
Sony 6.5" Speakers (rear doors)
Kicker 10" subwoofer
Kicker 300w amp

Upcoming projects:
Exterior
Acquire an Outback front bumper (color matched) with yellow fog lights
Acquire a GT upper spoiler (color matched)
Acquire a pair JDM tail light (corners)
Acquire a turbo scooped hood (color matched)
Full respray in original color
Beatrush front underbody cooling plate
4-Corner fender roll
Acquire JDM slim roof rails
Paint door ding strips factory color
Paint GT side skirts factory color
Darker tint

Interior
Black dyed carpet OR black WRX carpet
Find leather rear door panels

Suspension
Purchase KYB GR2 struts/shocks
Purchase H&R lowering springs
Pink STi Rear lateral links
Pink STi Trailing Arms
Pink STi Tie Rods
Cusco or Whiteline rear sway bar
Cusco or Whiteline front sway bar
Fender braces
Whiteline Polyurethane bushings
Saggy butt spacers
Beatrush roof braces
Beatrush trunk brace
Something 17x8.5 wrapped in 235/40/17 Continental DW tires

Performance
Grimmspeed LW Crank pulley
Beatrush LW alternator pulley
Gates AC & Serpantine belts
Rally Tech Gold battery tie down
Beatrush alt cover
Delta cams

-teece
 

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So I picked up the car on a Thursday. That following Friday I had 28% tint installed and took off those ugly hub caps:


That same day I put the RS wheels on, installed the scangauge, threw my all weather mats in and swapped the WRX seats in!








Also replaced the Map/Dome lights with white LED bulbs from Gluxlite:

I want one for the trunk section as well.

And in the Christmas spirit I threw the Christmas tree I had on the roof of the Impreza onto the Legacy.
 

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So I'm currently out of town visiting my girlfriends family for the holidays and won't be back to my new baby until after the New Year.

As for future plans, I intend to keep her fairly stock. I'd like an Outback front bumper and fog lights, Outback side skirts, and the woodgrain trim, hella horns, some JDM parts, hopefully some mud flaps, a custom exhaust, and yes, i am considering a 3.0 swap! This car will be more of functional / recreation car. The girlfriend and I love going to the mountains and with the Impreza I missed my ground clearance. I'm also going to clean up some spots like the head lights, that grill needs some work, removal of some of the trunk badges, possibly decrease some body roll and otherwise enjoy the ride! So stay tuned and I keep faith in my next Subaru, don't expect nearly as much Plastidip work on this one though. I like the green :D
 

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I'd like to do this with the head lights minus the projector.

Also can I just say this is probably the cleanest engine bay I've ever owned!
 

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I have the BE sedan and my wife love it... Best upgrade you can do to this car is get a full set of Bilstein suspension from a JDM GTB BH and JDM 4 pots.
 

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Finally washed the wagon today!








before shot of the wiring from whoever installed the JVC radio in the car before I owned it.


after shot of the same wiring matted with my pioneer harness
 

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Finally caught a break in the cold weather so I took full advantage and dipped away the Chrome strips on the front grille!

 

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As Greeks say whenever someone makes a new purchase "Με Γεια Σου!" :D
 

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So as most of you know I simply don't care about whether a car is a manual or an automatic. I like them both but I don't have a preference therefore it's not something on my checklist when buying a car.

With that said, I drive an automatic and I love it, but I do love the way Subaru builds their transmissions and how I can play around with 1-D option on the shifter while driving. With that being said I guess I'll show you guys this:



It's made from real pine. A good friend of mine runs a company called Sir Shift making universal wooden shift knobs, both weighted or unweighted. He has a wide selection of woods, stains, and designs. You can also design your own and he'll make it for you. They're not threaded, so you'll never have to worry about that. All you need to know is the diameter of your shifter so he can match it, then he puts a small screw in the side of the knob for you to tighten it onto the shifter.


Just one step closer to making this Legacy something she's always dreamed of. Hopefully it'll go great with the Outback wood grain radio surround, and window switch panels I'll be putting in.
 

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Weather is looking promising!! I plan on tinting the tail lights today! I'll post before & after pictures
 

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Just as I suspected! The weather held out and I was able to tint my tail lights red!


old red with an amber insert


all red!

here's a closer look:


and for the **** of it here's a picture of the front end, you can see how the dipped grille looks compared to the whole car. And I'll be snagging this LGT grille to really start setting the front end off, I may not install it until I have my outback bumper. We'll see (i'll probably throw a pink badge on it, if I get it).



Tomorrow might be fun
 
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